Thanksgiving Revisited

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

November 19, 2008

j

Categories: Family, Food

Our cost for Thanksgiving, because we got an insanely cheap turkey at 29 cents a pound, is $26.26, and we’ve got all the items needed.  Today, New Seasons posted in their weekly ad a local harvest Thanksgiving for $50.  I could feed ten with the feast I’ll make, but I’m banking on lots of left overs to get us through, plus freezing turkey and/or broth after the main feast is done.  It’s just interesting to me how this new budget idea for Thanksgiving is all the rage.  It’s like advertisers finally caught up with the layoffs and belt tightening the rest of America has undergone for ages.  Certainly, we continue to live in an era of opulence, but it’s like it’s a less shiny version.  Quiet pontifications for a different way of doing Thanksgiving.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Read more on this topic…

Oils for Grief

Oils for Grief

Using essential oils for grief can help us walk through our pain in a way that can allow us to better manage in the world.

One Year

One Year

Peter and I were barely working between the two of us, he had been laid off and with struggles feeding Levi I was barely pulling 5 hours a week. We were at the DHS office applying for food stamps when Peter got the call that yes indeed TriMet was offering him a job. We had been at the DHS office since 7:20 am and we finally got home close to 10:30 am. We barely set our things down, relieved that there was more money in our future and we could at least buy food for our small family when the phone rang. It was my mother. It was one of those phone calls where you just know something is wrong, and how wrong it was. She asked if I was sitting down, and I think I sat down. She didn’t wait to tell me and simply said, “Cristi is dead.”

0

Your Cart